Minor League Player of the Day: Ã‚Â Junior Arias (AZL Reds) 2-4, single, homerun, 1 run, 4 RBI
Louisville is off for the All-Star Break.
Carolina is also off for the All-Star Break.
Brodie Greene was one of four Hillcats players with 2 hits. Ã‚Â Greene went 2-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Ã‚Â Felix Perez had a single and a triple in 4 at-bats. Ã‚Â He also drew a walk and drove in an RBI. Ã‚Â Kyle Day had 2 singles in 4 at-bats. Ã‚Â Finally, Josh Fellhauer went 2-5 and scored a run.
Nick Christiani, who had allowed only 5 runs in 30.2 innings pitched with Lynchburg coming into the game, allowed 4 runs in just 2 innings in this game to pick up the loss. Ã‚Â The loss dropped him to 1-2 on the season in relief for the Hillcats.
Jacob Johnson fell to 4-6 with the loss. Ã‚Â Johnson allowed 4 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in 6 innings pitched. Ã‚Â He struck out 3.
Trailing 4-0 heading to the bottom of the 8th, the Mustangs put up an 8-spot in the 8th inning for the 8-4 victory. Ã‚Â The Mustangs managed only 5 hits in the game and were aided by 3 Helena errors. Ã‚Â Cristobal Rodriguez went 1-2 with a double, 3 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Ã‚Â The Mustangs batters struck out a combined 13 times.
Reliever Ryan Smith pitched a perfect 8th inning, striking out a batter to record his first win of the season.
It does not matter what level of baseball you are playing, when you commit 6 errors in a game, you are not going to win too many ball games. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â And that is how many errors the AZL Reds committed. Ã‚Â Juan Silva went 2-3 with a double, 2 runs scored, and an RBI. Ã‚Â Samuel Diaz went 2-4 with 2 singles and 2 runs scored.